In spite of the recession in Canada, demand for cosmetic surgery still remains strong, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Many Canadians are still heading to the doctor’s office to take care of their appearance, regardless of the tight budget. Facelifts, liposuction and breast augmentation are among the priciest procedures in the United States and Canada, but are still relatively affordable for those who obtain patient financing or take a personal loan to pay for the treatment.
Dr. Sean Rice, a plastic surgeon at Rice Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto, Canada recently interviewed with the Vancouver Sun, and points out that many procedures such as neck liposuction and facelift surgery are in high demand by both men and women. He explains, “I do many more laser lipos for the neck now than I did traditional liposuction in the past…particularly in men who have that ‘turkey gobble.’ I would say it’s now maybe 70 per cent women and 30 per cent men, whereas before it would have been 99 per cent women.”
Laser liposuction for the face and neck area works to remove excess fatty tissue from the jawline and lower cheek areas, to create a more contoured, youthful appearance. Today’s innovative techniques in laser lipo allow for minimal bruising and reduced downtime than traditional procedures. Most face lift procedures can provide results for up to five to seven years, according to Dr. Rice.
Another popular procedure for both men and women is eyelift surgery or the eyelid lift. This procedure is an alternative to full facelift surgery, helping to lift and tighten the skin tissues above and around the eyebrows. Excess skin and fat is typically removed with a C02 laser device.
Canadians are advised to locate a surgeon who is a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons.